I am working on starting to do freelance graphic design next year. I do have a 9-5 job that is sufficient but I want to expand the best I can as part time freelance then go full time if I do get laid off (causes is from company take over).No experience freelancing but I have my clients outside of work. One accountant talked to me mention that best way to achieve what I want is to get QuickBooks Pro and he will help me set up a system because my spreadsheet is not efficient. He said QuickBooks will be better for my case and hell be able to log in my computer to see how I am doing(if I permit) instead of visiting him. Now through research I hardly heard anyone mentioning using Quickbooks to do accounting or create a system for oneself. My sources of information blogs/professionals articles I read everyone says to just have the accountant do all the work. So I am here asking what is everyones approach to their business side of freelancing (esp. Graphic Design). Just any advice on accounting for the self employed is greatly appreciated.